The Human Rights Division of the High Court in Accra has ruled in favor of the public’s right to know what they eat, ordering the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) to label all Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) on the market, in a landmark decision on Friday, May 24, 2024.

This judgment comes as the Centre for Climate Change and Food Security (CCCFS), a Ghanaian-based research and advocacy NGO, declares May 24 as World Anti-GMO Day, a global call to action against GMOs food.

The Court’s ruling, delivered by Justice Barbara Tetteh Charwey, directs the NBA to:

– Label all GMOs on the market to enable the public to make an informed choice.

– Publish all data on GMOs, including BT Cowpea products from Nigeria, to enable easy identification.

The decision is a victory for the Food Sovereignty Ghana, and others who sued the National Biosafety Authority against the commercialization of GMO foods in Ghana.

CCCFS welcomes the ruling and sees it as a major step forward in the fight against GMOs.

“Well, this is the power of advocacy and the importance of standing up for people’s rights. We are proud to declare May 24 as World Anti-GMO Day, a global call to action against the unchecked spread of GMOs in our food supply.”

The Centre for Climate Change and Food Security (CCCFS) is committed to promoting sustainable agriculture, protecting biodiversity, and advocating for the rights of farmers and consumers.

We believe that everyone has the right to safe, healthy, and sustainable food, and we will continue to fight for this fundamental human right.

We encourage everyone around the world to join us on May 24 every year as we mark World Anti-GMO Day, and let us stand together against GMOs that threaten our health, our environment, and our very way of life.

Thank you

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